I can’t believe a year has gone! L. has turned 1.
We celebrated it in the circle of our extended family. I made a cake that she could eat (chestnut and cherry cake without an egg), but also ordered a raspberry mouse cake for the other family members. Both of them were appreciated, however, the chestnut cake was all gone by the next day , the mouse cake wasn’t.
A few words about our one year old:
She is still tiny. Size 74 is still a little too big. (she’s about 72 cms and 7.8 kg)
She is cute, cute and cute. She still smiles a lot, but when she’s bored, had enough or doesn’t like something she screams. She’s got a complaining tone of voice, which is very funny, occasionally annoying (mainly at dinner time).
She babbles a lot in a most varied way. She uses her hands to gesture and give emphasise to what she talks about.
No words, though. Sometimes we make fun of her when we can make some real words out of her babbling. But she’s trying. Words starting with ‘b’ are her favourite: book, boob, ball, bye. She calls them boooooo
She says something similar to duck, dog, ball . But I can’t say these are clear words. I couldn’t make out Hungarian words yet.
Her intonation is fantastic. She can copy us perfectly.
She understands everything in both languages. (She waves when we say hello, or bye-bye, she shows certain signs like ‘finished’, ‘milk’ or ‘more’)
She loves music. Sometime she cruises to her old baby swing and turns the music on and starts shaking her little bum. She also loves it and calms down whenever we sing to her. She enjoys pushing the buttons on noisy books or hitting her tiny xylophone.
She and E. take a bath together and L. imitates blowing whenever she wants bubbles. She does the same when she sees a candle, though she can’t blow it away.
Flashcards are very popular with her. After having enough of eating she points at the cards. Her favourite categories are animals and baby objects.
I’m really looking forward to this new year which, I hope, will have a lot of language development in store for us.